February 16th will see the release of Marika Hackman’s debut album, We Slept At Last, through Dirty Hit. Today, she has unveiled the dark video for lead single “Drown”. The video, found below, came with the following note from Hackman:
The song itself deals with the idea of suffocating on the power of human emotion and finding it painful yet strangely euphoric in a masochistic way. With my music not a lot of people pick up the underlying violence within the lyrics so I wanted to create a video that would indulge in the dark but beautiful intensity of these words. Working with the directors, Brian and Karl, we drew inspiration from the works of American video artist Bill Viola and the way he contrasts human subjects with the black voids he places them in, to create an erie beauty and serenity which simultaneously belies the violence of what is actually happening.
Oh to drown in your mind I would, I know I would. To suffocate in your smoke I’d choke on you if I could. Maybe I will.